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How to make a great sandwich
Tue 18-May-10
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Danny
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Fiona is the Sandwich Queen. She has a knack of producing outstandingly tasty sandwiches. One of her secrets is a mix of mayo and French mustard with ham, for example, or mayo with chicken. Even a humble slice of cheese is enhanced if placed under the grill for a minute or two.

When I commuted to London a few years ago, I started my day there with a treat from Pret A Manger. IMO they sell the best and tastiest sandwiches of all the high street outlets.

A tip: keep your eyes peeled for cut price roast chicken at the Tesco hot food counter. I picked up two legs for £0.30 last week and a whole small chicken for £2.50 at the weekend. They are great for lunchtime chicken sandwiches. We love toast sandwiches (slices of toast as opposed to toasted sandwiches), both slices buttered and one slice slathered in mayo. Just a sprinkle of salt and black pepper on the chicken. Yum.

Do you have a favourite sandwich or any tips for glorious sarnies?

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Tue 18-May-10
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I have 3 real faves for sarnies:

Sliced marinated artichoke hearts and mayo with black pepper.  I buy jars from Aldi for just over £1 as opposed to about £6 in S'burys!  Either malted bread or good farmhouse white for this.

My mums chestnut stuffing (leftover at xmas) sliced, with mayo. This one's got to be on a malted grain bread for me.

Fresh crab sarnie with a sqeeze of lemon juice, sat in a pub garden on a quayside in the sun.

Hungry now!  I_am_Hungry

Tue 18-May-10
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I'm with Ruth on the crab sarnies, best one I ever had was in Norfolk - yum! I_am_Hungry

I'll try that again!

Tue 18-May-10
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It is so funny that you started this today Danny. This bit was linked on MSN's homepage this morning is intitled "The Science of the Sandwich"......

http://www.slate.com/id/2254051/?from=rss

It runs 17:22 to listen to, but its great fun.

Me, i'm a wrap kinda person, since i'm supposed to be avoiding wheat, and I can find the no-wheat

wraps easier than bread. Whats on it? Everything, layered nicely, popped under the broiler to make it warm and melty, wrap up the ends and yum!

I have also resorted to making my sandwich with big leaves of lettuce as my bread substute, not quite the same, but when you really want a sandwich, it works in a pinch.

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Tue 18-May-10
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That is SO great, Michelle.

"The presence of the dangerous cucumber"
"The lettuce is drinking the tomato"

I have it playing in the background as I type. Big_Laugh

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Wed 19-May-10
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Isn't it great? They do have a good point, anyone who has lived through a lap-full of sandwich that has suddenly ejected from the bread in their hands can appreciate the pointers!I_am_Hungry

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Wed 19-May-10
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Thankfully, for once I can honestly (and rarely) say "Never been there" but appreciate how it could easily happen.

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Wed 19-May-10
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I'll have to listen to that later.  The shop at the site where I work used to do fantastic baguettes, it was my treat to get a prawn mayo salad one.  How anyone could eat it without a plate to catch the escapees and a fork to scoop them back in with I have no idea.  It was always a messy but satisfying experience.  I_am_Hungry

Wed 19-May-10
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My favourite sandwich is one which I sometimes have for breakfast.  Two slices of seeded bread toasted, with humous and sliced tomato with salt and lots of pepper.  Just sandwich the toast together and enjoy!  I_am_Hungry

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Wed 19-May-10
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Me too, Danuta - I love humous, just on toast - we always try to have a humous dip in stock!

mmmm. Yum.

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Wed 19-May-10
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Home-made or shop bought humous?

I'll try that again!

Wed 19-May-10
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The natural one I buy, but I also make the roasted red pepper one, which I think is even nicer.

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Wed 19-May-10
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That sounds delish.  I like the roasted red peppers that you buy in tall jars, so sweet and succulent.

I'll try that again!

Wed 19-May-10
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Yes, that's what I use and they go in at the last minute, so that I still have little bits of red pepper in the mix.

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Wed 19-May-10
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I've made humous, but sometimes it doesn't turn out just right.  I buy the plain one which I prefer.   Yummy

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